Best Newcomer winners drop new visuals
There’s no better way to start off the year than with a visual offering from our very own Best Newcomer 2016, The Ninth Wave.
The four-piece released a video for their track 'Nothing is Certain' on New Years Day, as an in-house creation directed by their bassist and synth player Ronan Park. This being the second single taken from their double A-side 'Human Touch' released last November.
They’re a band becoming increasingly identifiable by their gothic persona, and these visuals complement that perfectly, piercing synths and a commanding vocal creates all the colour needed to distract from their monochrome exterior.
Though disarmingly honest in their subject matter, charm can be found despite their brooding facade as the echoing familiarity of 80s rock-pop beats and dynamic riffs lure you in.
Hopefully an indication of what the band have to offer us in 2017, if anything is certain it’s going to be a riotous one indeed.
As a welcome into the first weekend of what is going to be an exciting year for Scottish music, it's a happy 2017 from Team SAMAs!
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Photo credit: Neelam Khan Vela